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From: Ann Tumser <>
Subject: Re: Rick on Cornwall visit
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 23:05:00 -0800
John Coles wrote:
> If you want to visit Cornwall at a beautiful time of year, before the mass tourism starts,
> and while things are looking fresh and beautiful... try the first half of June.
Sure, John! I was there for more than the first half of June; I was there for ¾ of June and the weather did not improve! In fact, you reported in the "News from Cornwall" that this was the "wettest June in 138 years!"
We can't figure the weather, no matter where we live, so you make the most of it. I went prepared for rain, wind and hopefully some sunshine. (Yes, I took a pair of shorts. I'm a California girl!)
John mentioned all the things we could not see for the fog. Well, I'm going back next year and plan to see what I missed in June 1998.
I had a wonderful time in spite of the weather, especially because I was able to visit two places where my ancestors lived: Lancarffe in Bodmin, (previously was "the manor of Lancarffe") where my gggrandfather William ROWSE farmed 160 acres.......and Norway House in Lostwithiel, where my ggrandfather John TREWHELA STEPHENS lived and was a schoolmaster.
Just go and enjoy beautiful Cornwall. I felt like I was 'home.'
> Cornwall is wonderful in the Spring / Late Spring (well, actually, it's wonderful any time)
> but the weather is always changeable... sometimes warm, sometimes freezing and wet.
> (Often wet!!!!!) so you need to bring a warm coat, or buy one of these all weather green
> 'Barbour' coats when you get here... these are made of waxed cotton, they keep out wind and rain, and you look just like a native 8-)
> Don't forget that the first three weeks of August next year, as well as being 'peak season' is also the period when we have the total eclipse of the sun. The population is expected to double or treble, and emergency planning teams are in action already... avoid August!!!!
> But in June, the weather always looks great (I'm lying through me teeth here, I took Ann Tumser on a scenic tour of the Lands End peninsula in June, and we drove the whole way in thick, thick, fog, with me saying.... "On a clear day you can see the Isles of Scilly.... / over there is a spectacular view of a cliff castle (if the fog wasn't so thick)...... From up here you should be able to see the North Coast and the South Coast (if this fog would clear)..... this bit of coastline is the most spectucular in Britain, and we've walked all along the cliff you could see below us if the fog would blow away"
> You get the picture!
> John & Anna, Producers of
> 'KERNOW SOUND the SOUNDS OF CELTIC CORNWALL'
> The unique audio magazine of Cornish Life, History, and Music.
> produced in Launceston, Cornwall.
> > Hi Rick:
> > Putting aside next August, I am saving my pennies so that one
> > day I can go to Cornwall which has been a dream since I started my
> > family tree when I was 17. I'm 56 - It's been a long time. I hope to
> > get there in the next three years.
> > My daughter has expressed interest in genealogy and Cornwall
> > now, and wants to come with me.
> > Question: when IS the best time to visit Cornwall and do it
> > without all those tourists, and get to see it as it really is without
> > freezing your buns off? I can do that here.
> > Judy in Keweenaw